New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp

Transformers News: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 10:02AM CST

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Site sponsor TFsource dropped by to let us know of two new Takara Tomy Transformers Generations listings, TG-17 Blaster with Steeljaw and TG-18 Skywarp! Pre-orders for each are available at the links below.

Takara Tomy just announced the following items now up for preorder at TFsource:

Transformers Generations Japan - TG17 Fall of Cybertron - Blaster & Steeljaw
Transformers Generations Japan - TG18 Fall of Cybertron - Skywarp

The Japanese doesn’t say anything that interesting. Just that the Blaster is using the US version coloring in the images, which will vary on the Japanese version. The Skywarp says the coloring will be like the skywarp colors shown in the illustration, but the form of the Starscream toy. Pretty obvious stuff… both set for a May release!


New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp

New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp
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Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444067)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 4th, 2012 @ 10:19am CST
Hope Hasbro releases their own Skywarp.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444078)
Posted by Homerjay14522 on December 4th, 2012 @ 10:37am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Hope Hasbro releases their own Skywarp.


Agreed, followed by Thundercracker. I mean come on, if they are gonna re-do the Combaticons as the Wreckers.....
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444098)
Posted by kirbenvost on December 4th, 2012 @ 10:56am CST
I guess I better preorder Skywarp just in case. At least he's not an exclusive.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444100)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 4th, 2012 @ 10:59am CST
Skywarp was awesome in WFC. I was disappointed when he didn't make an appearance (rather, an official one). A Thundercracker repaint would be the cream of the crop!
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444105)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on December 4th, 2012 @ 11:06am CST
Oh look another skywarp that will be an exclusive.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444110)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 4th, 2012 @ 11:08am CST
Doubledealer93 wrote:Oh look another skywarp that will be an exclusive.


They haven't said anything about it being an exlusive yet. This could be regular retail for all we know.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444127)
Posted by Flashwave on December 4th, 2012 @ 11:55am CST
Since i am the only oneore interested in Blaster than Warp, hasbro did show us theirs at SDCC, right? Ordo i need to jump on that one?
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444130)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 4th, 2012 @ 12:04pm CST
Flashwave wrote:Since i am the only oneore interested in Blaster than Warp, hasbro did show us theirs at SDCC, right? Ordo i need to jump on that one?






Does this answer you question?
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444141)
Posted by YoungPrime on December 4th, 2012 @ 12:38pm CST
Wow....looks like Hasbro's playing this game with the Seekers again....

Should I even participate with buying Starscream? He is a little small.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444146)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 4th, 2012 @ 12:46pm CST
YoungPrime wrote:Wow....looks like Hasbro's playing this game with the Seekers again....

Should I even participate with buying Starscream? He is a little small.


He's a little taller than FOC optimus Prime/Ultra Magnus, so.... >:oP
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444148)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 4th, 2012 @ 12:50pm CST
YoungPrime wrote:Wow....looks like Hasbro's playing this game with the Seekers again....
This is Takara, not Hasbro.

YoungPrime wrote:Should I even participate with buying Starscream? He is a little small.
The mold's about the same size as (if not a smidge taller than) the Classics Seeker mold.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444168)
Posted by RiddlerJ on December 4th, 2012 @ 1:30pm CST
Seeker Frustration officially begins... :sad:
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444197)
Posted by Agamemnon on December 4th, 2012 @ 3:14pm CST
I wonder if they would consider a slight re-mold of the tail section. In WfC, Skywarp and Starscream had triangular tail except when turbo flying, when the tail would split to a Y. Thundercracker was the opposite with a Y tail and a triangle when turbo. It would be cool to see the Y tail configuration in one of the character toys...
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444219)
Posted by Slashercon on December 4th, 2012 @ 4:31pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
YoungPrime wrote:Wow....looks like Hasbro's playing this game with the Seekers again....
This is Takara, not Hasbro.

I think he was referring more to the fact that we almost never get all of the seekers (at least the three "important" ones) on retail release in the US. It honestly boggles my mind.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444228)
Posted by XDMan on December 4th, 2012 @ 4:58pm CST
Blaster: Well, don't ask about the G1 version's scale, since Diaclone and Microchange didn't go together at that time! >:oP

Skywarp: Get TC, and we get the Year 1 seekers!
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444231)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 4th, 2012 @ 5:02pm CST
XDMan wrote:Blaster: Well, don't ask about the G1 version's scale, since Diaclone and Microchange didn't go together at that time! >:oP
Even though Blaster and Soundwave were both Micro Change toy molds.
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444243)
Posted by Anonymous. on December 4th, 2012 @ 5:26pm CST
[color=teal]RIP Skywarp.

Never seeing a domestic main line release ever again. [/color]
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444301)
Posted by First-Aid on December 5th, 2012 @ 12:29am CST
OKay, I blame all of you who are buying this figure for the endless stream of repaints of various characters over the years. If you had actually demanded original molds for each character, we may not have an endless parade of repains...

..that being said...

...GIMME. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444323)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 5th, 2012 @ 8:23am CST
First-Aid wrote:OKay, I blame all of you who are buying this figure for the endless stream of repaints of various characters over the years. If you had actually demanded original molds for each character, we may not have an endless parade of repains...

..that being said...

...GIMME. :BANG_HEAD:
Why would anyone want an original mold when this is what he looks like in the games?
Re: New Takara Preorders: TG17 Blaster & Steeljaw and TG18 Skywarp (1444360)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 5th, 2012 @ 10:59am CST
Agamemnon wrote:I wonder if they would consider a slight re-mold of the tail section. In WfC, Skywarp and Starscream had triangular tail except when turbo flying, when the tail would split to a Y. Thundercracker was the opposite with a Y tail and a triangle when turbo. It would be cool to see the Y tail configuration in one of the character toys...


Um, all of their tailfins made a triangular shape when boosting in jet mode/split and angled in halves when hovering.

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